By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline
Published: 11:30 BST, 4 April 2020 | Updated: 11:42 BST, 4 April 2020
Barcelona promised Neymar last year that they would re-sign him either last summer or in the coming transfer window - in order to stop the Brazilian from signing for Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.
The Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward came very close last summer to rejoining his former club, whom he left for the French capital for a world-record fee of £198million back in 2017.
But Mundo Deportivo claim the 28-year-old was also closing in on signing for Barcelona's arch rivals Real Madrid last summer before the Catalan club intervened and made their last-minute pledge to bring him back to the Camp Nou.
Barcelona made a last-ditch attempt to stop Neymar signing for Real Madrid last summer
Neymar left Barcelona for Ligue 1 side Paris-Saint Germain for a world-record fee in 2017
The report claims Madrid used their good